Deposit Z430 - Association of Employers of Waterside Labour Head Office deposit

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Association of Employers of Waterside Labour Head Office deposit


  • 1901 - 1992 (Creation)

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22.2 m

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(1963 - 1995)

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The Association of Employers of Waterside Labour was an organisation of waterfront employers, comprising Australian shipping owners and the various stevedoring companies around Australia. They were responsible for supplying labour to ports and terminals and acted as the representative of employers in discussions with the Waterside Workers Federation. The AEWL became inactive as a registered organisation from 1995 when it underwent liquidation, being deregistered on 23 January 2006.

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Minutes, memoranda books, correspondence, file series, annual reports, posters, circulars and publications, Commonwealth Steamship Owners Association and Waterside Workers Federation industrial agreements and awards, Waterfront Industry Reform Authority port restructuring and bulk grain discussion records, and instructions to stevedores. Includes records of related body the Australasian/ Commonwealth Steamship Owners Association.


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NBAC Z443 Association of Employers of Waterside Labour, South Australia Branch;
NBAC Z744; NBAC Z746;
James Cook University of North Queensland, Library Archives: 142L-153L;
JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia: MN 1616

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Entered from deposit description on 28 August 2012




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